where can I find World War Two D.S.M. citations? HMS Torbay

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  1. Hi, I'm looking for the DSM citation for P.O. C/JX 130051 Bertie W. F. Rayner. The LG for 7/7/42 shows his award when serving under Commander Miers (when he got his VC) in HMS Torbay.
    Does anybody have access to the citations for the Distinguished Service Medal, or can point me in the right direction to find it.
    Thanks
     
  2. The London Gazette.
     
  3. Thanks, I had seen the LG's, especially the one quoted by 'Naval_Gazer' but usually there is an initial recommendation by the person nominating the award (probably Miers in this case) and it is that that I was looking for, but as you say he may of not had a specific recommendation - just a general award to those 22 of the crew.
     
  4. Have you applied for the gentleman's service record?
     
  5. Thanks for the hint Sol, No I've not applied for his service record as yet I was more interested in researching the reasons behind the award.
     
  6. My pleasure.

    Are you pursuing a family history project, Swede?
     
  7. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Sol nice to see you back. Are you staying this time?
     
  8. Hi Sol, more of a personal project - I had been offered his DSM and was looking for the history behind the award.
     

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